[maemo-community] Validity criteria for bugtrackers and bugtrackers links

From: Graham Cobb g+770 at cobb.uk.net
Date: Tue Mar 9 12:35:05 EET 2010
On Tuesday 09 March 2010 10:09:36 Andre Klapper wrote:
> Am Montag, den 08.03.2010, 22:19 +0000 schrieb Graham Cobb:
> > On Monday 08 March 2010 21:30:50 Valerio Valerio wrote:
> > > What about www.google.com ? seems the same for me :).
> >
> > It isn't the same because there is no way to enter a bug report. 
> > However, I would allow it.  If someone makes that their bugtracker then
> > they are saying they are not interested in bugs.
> Must be quite frustrating for users that just wanted to help a developer
> improving his/her application.

Users don't report bugs to help developers improve their application (testers, 
other developers might, but users don't).  Users report bugs because they are 
having a problem and are hoping for a fix (help, a workround, or a software 
udpate).  If the developer does not intend to accept or act on bug reports 
then Google is a better option than entering a bug which will be ignored, 
checking it every day, getting more and more frustrated.

Bottom line: this process is not about making developers into better people.  
The only way to do that is incentives (karma, giveaways, free beer, 

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